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Amplifying rural needs and voices: A conversation with Helene Papper

It’s clearer than ever before: to address global crises, the communities who implement solutions must be involved, their voices heard, their knowledge included. But how do we bring forward voices from the world’s most remote areas?

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Rural voices - Challenges. Hopes. Solutions.

When it comes to the changes we need to make to our food systems, rural small-scale farmers are our on-the-ground experts: they know what it’s like to navigate challenges like climate change and what it takes to produce good food for all.

Rural Development Report 2021 – Transforming food systems for rural prosperity

The report promotes equitable livelihoods for rural people, who are front and centre in transforming food systems, alongside the need to improve nutrition and protect the environment.

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IFAD’s Twelfth Replenishment

Ending extreme poverty and hunger will be difficult without more investment and more innovative approaches. See how IFAD is building the resilience of the world’s most vulnerable people.

IFAD and the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda is a global commitment to “leave no one behind” in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nowhere is the challenge of leaving no one behind more salient than in rural areas.

Responding to COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has rapidly spread across the world, profoundly disrupting the fundamental activities that bring the global community together, including agriculture – and endangering all those who depend on it as their livelihood.

Transforming food systems for all

A food system includes all the aspects of feeding and nourishing people: growing, harvesting, packaging, processing, transporting, marketing and consuming food. It encompasses all the interactions between people and the natural world – land, water, the climate, etc. – and the natural world’s effects on human health and nutrition.

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